How does God take a young man in South Africa, whom he has gifted with an incredibly high financial IQ, trained in the best schools, worked among the most prestigious firms and elaborate deals, and brings him to one of the most influential churches and denominations in the world? This is the incredible story of our guest. The experiences he’s had and the choices he’s made is sure to bless you!
Louis Eksteen is the Chief Financial Officer of The Church on The Way in Van Nuys, California. He overseas the areas of Finance, Accounting, Bookroom, Information Technology and Media Outreach. He also interacts with the Missions, Media and Graphics departments. He leads the churches stewardship ministry and church wide financial seminars under the Thrive Financial Life umbrella. He’s a speaker on church finances at the Jack Hayford School of Pastoral Nurture and the Foursquare National Pastors Convention. He’s credentialed internationally by the Foursquare Church. Previously, he worked with national real estate firms in residential, retail and office space. He was also manager of the audit practice of the international accounting firm Delloitte and Touche in South Africa. He is a Certified Public Accountant (California), Chatered Accountant (South Africa) and Chartered Management Accountant (United Kingdom). He graduated from the University of Pretoria where he received his bachelors and masters degrees in Accounting. He is married to Lee and they have four children: Jake, Cathy, Emma and Elize.
- What was it like growing up in South Africa?
- How did an experience in front of a mirror affect your future?
- Why do you feel the Lord allowed you to go through difficulties?
- When did God allow you to transition into ministry?
- What practices have worked for you and your wife?
Scripture: Proverbs 28:6 “Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.”